Friday, August 2, 2013

Pikesafari #6 2013

Well hello all fishing enthusiasts. We have reached another weekend and the last really busy vacation weekend of the year here in Karlskrona. At the moment Karlskrona Archipelago Festival is beeing runned so a lot of people is visiting both us and Karlskrona at this date.

Yesterday we accomplished this summers sixth Pikesafari and we did it with 9 boats this time. 36 anglers in total including me and our substitute Stefan who joined in instead of David yesterday.

Weather conditions this safari was partly cloudy but more and more sun later in the evening. Wind was fighting hard this time though. Approx 7m/s in average and squalls up to 15m/s. With these facts in my mind, I picked an area east of Karlskrona city so that we could feel a bit wind protected since wind was forcing on from west/south-west. Islands Mjölnareholmen, Kalsholmen and Basareholmen was our staring point and we gathered up approx one hour later. Conditions were okey but obviosuly the pikes wasn't ready to dance...

Another thing worth to remember is that the every year returning "spaghetti weeds" has growed dramaticly during last 10 days. Some places is really hard to fish on at the moment if you don't choose lures who is possible to fish very shallow.

In my boat I had 3 young guys who tried their luck with different baits and I struggled to find something that could work aswell. It felt like we served a minor Nobel dinner but with no guests coming to the feast of food.

Second place of the evening was the whole area of Borgmästarfjärden. For those of you who ain't familiar with our area, this means we fished between Dragsö and Karlskrona city. A closed area with remarkably lower waves caused by the wind. This fact didn't help to much though since pikes continued to refuse our lures.

Back at Dragsö we could sum up a very low amount in total. Only 6 pikes was caught during the evening and the longest measured 65cm. I guess this was a time of fishing when pikes really were off feeding mode.

I will go home this evening and pray to the fishing gods so that the pikes will be more active next time. Because next week we are arranging this summers last pikesafari, and we hope to finish strong and go into the autumn fishing season with good spirit!

Cheers and stay fishy this weekend!

// Daniel Wickman